Miss Kathleen Smithers

Miss Kathleen Smithers

Research student

Career Summary

Biography

Kathleen is a PHD candidate in the School of Education with an interest in the intersection of tourism and education in Zimbabwe. In particular, her research explores the phenomenon of philanthropic tourism in Victoria Falls. 

Kathleen also works as a casual academic in the School of Education and as a Research Officer. This has extended her work to research on Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence in schooling.

Kathleen has also spent time developing the social and support networks in the School of Education, through the formation of the 'School of Education HDR Club'. The club runs multiple events throughout the year and has allowed students to network and socialise within the faculty. Through the club Kathleen has presented a workshop for students: 'Time Management and Organisation'.


Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
139999 Education not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/09/2017 - 31/12/2018 Research Officer/Content Developer

Content development for Virtual Reality project and other research-related tasks such as editing an annotated bibliography and completing literature searches. Creation of various posters for DICE events and publications. 

DICE
Australia
1/09/2015 - 31/12/2015 DICE Research Assistant

Searching for and organising literature regarding 'Serious Games'. Entering literature into EndNote and then compiling an annotated bibliography. 

DICE
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2018 -  President School of Education HDR Club
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/05/2019 -  Research Assistant School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Australia

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2017 -  Casual Classroom Teacher

Casual classroom teacher for the Department of Education, NSW. 

NSW Department of Education
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2018 3MT Faculty Finalist
Three Minute Thesis

Scholarship

Year Award
2018 Alison Lee Theory Workshop Scholarship
Australian Association for Research in Education [AARE]

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
EDUC4940 Research Design and Critique
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Casual marker 1/04/2019 - 10/07/2019
EDUC3800 Intercultural understanding for educators
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Casual Academic 31/07/2018 - 2/11/2018
EDUC1103 Schooling, Identity and Society
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Casual Academic 1/07/2018 - 31/12/2019
EDUC1038 Foundations of Secondary Education
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Casual marker 1/04/2019 - 10/07/2019
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Software / Code (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Smith S, Southgate E, Langridge R, Gruppetta M, Smithers K, 'Robo WordQuest (Android)', 1.1, Google, Google Play App Store (2019)
Co-authors Shamus Smith, Erica Southgate
2018 Smith S, Southgate E, Langridge R, Gruppetta M, Smithers K, 'Robo WordQuest (iOS)', 1.1, Apple, iTunes App Store (2018)
Co-authors Shamus Smith, Erica Southgate

Report (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Southgate E, Blackmore K, Pieschl S, Grimes S, Smithers K, McGuire J, 'Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Schools Research Report', Australian Department of Education (2019) [R1]
Co-authors Karen Blackmore, Erica Southgate
2017 Langridge R, Smith S, Smithers K, Southgate E, 'Participatory design with children and young people: An annotated bibliography', DICE Report Series (2017)
Co-authors Shamus Smith, Erica Southgate
2016 Southgate E, Smith SP, Smithers K, Budd J, 'Serious games and learning: An annotated bibliography.', Digital Identity, Curation and Education (DICE) Research network, 139 (2016)
Co-authors Erica Southgate, Shamus Smith
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Miss Kathleen Smithers

Contact Details

Email kathleen.smithers@uon.edu.au
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